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Florida's Turnpike

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Top Florida's Turnpike Articles

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  • South Florida cops are hitting the brakes, new data show

    South Florida cops are hitting the brakes, new data show
    The trend is dramatic and definite: South Florida cops have slowed down big time. The Sun Sentinel examined new SunPass data and found police speeding has dropped significantly since the newspaper published its "Above the Law" investigative series in...
  • FHP trooper: Illegal police searches led to her fear for her safety

    The Florida Highway Patrol trooper at the center of firestorm after she pulled over a speeding cop at gunpoint said fellow law enforcement officers have created a "life-threatening" situation that caused her to be in such fear for her safety she has...
  • Roundabouts, traffic circles throw some drivers for a loop

    Q: Could you please give us all a refresher on the proper way to safely navigate a traffic circle or roundabout? Harvey Young, Fort Lauderdale A: You should yield to drivers approaching from the left and bear right around the circle. If you want to make...
  • SunPass mandatory when toll booths close?

    Q: If Florida's Turnpike is gradually phasing out toll booths and will stop accepting cash, how will drivers who don't have SunPass be able to use the turnpike? Will they have to get a SunPass? Packard Larsen, Boca Raton You will not have to buy a...
  • Hypoluxo Rd. signals at I-95 holding up traffic

    Q: The state recently completed a redesign and construction on the southbound I-95 off-ramp to Hypoluxo Road, creating two left turn lanes for drivers going east on Hypoluxo. The timing and sequence of the lights has created another set of problems....
  • No deal yet on SunPass-E-Z Pass use

    Q: Can you let me know when SunPass will be accepted by the E-Z Pass system in the Northeast? I'm traveling up to New York this month. Derek Remsen, Wilton Manors A: It's in the works, but no deal yet. Negotiations continue between the two dozen toll...
  • Signal data sought at Miramar Parkway, Dykes Road

    Q: Construction at Interstate 75 and Miramar Parkway is finished, but why can't they increase the green light for drivers headed west on Miramar at Dykes Road, which is just west of I-75? All the project did was cause traffic to back up on I-75....
  • State's $10,000 college degree a gimmick

    State's $10,000 college degree a gimmick
    Gov. Rick Scott is really into DIY government cost-cutting, as evidenced this week by his $10,000 degree challenge. So why stop there? Here are more suggestions for additional do-it-yourself state cuts, where the user does more and the government does...
  • Marina Mile Blvd. on-ramp to I-595 eliminated

    Q: Will there ever again be a westbound entrance to Interstate 595 from the portion of State Road 84 known as Marina Mile Boulevard? I live near the intersection of S.R. 84 and Southwest Fourth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, and the only way I can access...
  • Man is accused of stealing truck loaded with $75,000 worth of M'm! M'm! good -- and hot --soup

    The soup's on! On the run, that is. A Florida Highway Patrol trooper busted Eusebio Diaz Acosta, 51, of Orlando, the driver of a stolen tractor-trailer for the alleged heist of the truck on Florida's Turnpike in Tamarac. The trailer had beenĀ  hauling...
  • Matt Bogdanoff new Florida director for Republican Jewish Coalition

    Matt Bogdanoff new Florida director for Republican Jewish Coalition
    Matthew Bogdanoff of Fort Lauderdale is the new Florida regional director for the Republican Jewish Coalition. Working from the organization’s Boca Raton office, he’ll have the whole state as his territory. The RJC announced the hiring...
  • New Pine Island westbound off-ramp on I-595 to open next

    Q: When is the next milestone for the Interstate 595 reconstruction? Progress seems to be somewhat stagnant as of late. George Kaspriske, Plantation A: The new westbound off-ramp to Pine Island Road will open in the next few weeks. The new ramp begins...